Not only are the comrades at Jewdas the funniest radical Jews around, but Jeremy Corbyn attended their 2018 seder and mayhem ensued. When they asked us to contribute to their Haggadah, we were jazzed to say the least. You can read our short essay by clicking the link below, otherwise pick up a copy from the finest book purveyor near you.
Here’s a description of “A Jewdas Haggadah” from Pluto Press:
“This authorised yet heretical Haggadah from the infamous Jewdas collective propagates a multitude of dangerous ideas such as anarcho-socialism, the dismantling of nation-states and free pickles for all. Moreover it promotes Rabbi Geoffrey Cohen’s ideology of diasporism: that the promised land is not an overpriced piece of real estate in the Middle East but wherever people gather to ferment noisy and joyful revolution.
Fully ready for use at your next Passover seder, this Haggadah also contains an authorised guide to Jewish practice in the late capitalist era, riotous songs, diasporic recipes, and assorted tips for surviving establishment Judaism.
Kosher for Jews and infidels alike, the Haggadah has been authorised and approved by Jeremy, Rabbi Krustofsky, Emma Goldman, Buddha, Hashem, John the Baptist and the guy from the apprentice who didn’t know what a kosher chicken was.”
To hear more about Jewdas, check out other Treyf interviews with their organizers: ‘Short: Birthwrong’ featured an interview Kezia Berelson and Tamara Micner talking about what it means to organize anti-Zionist trips to Jewish communities around the world. ‘Short: UK Anti-Semitism with Joseph Finlay’: in which Joseph Finlay discussed the anti-semitism scandal in the UK’s Labour Party in May 2016. ‘Episode 22: Yiddish Feminism and the Yom Kippur Ball’: features an interview with Annie Cohen to discuss Jewdas’ Yom Kippur Ball and the collective’s organizing against the institutional Jewish community in the UK.